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Rainstorm hits northern Guangzhou, people trapped

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-05-07 13:47

GUANGZHOU - Several neighborhoods in the northern part of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, have been flooded after intense rainstorms hit the area on Sunday morning.

Rainstorms hit northern Guangzhou early Sunday morning, causing landslides in mountainous areas while flooding several towns, the Guangdong provincial meteorological bureau said.

Precipitation in the Huadu, Huangpu and Zengcheng districts of Guangzhou reached 250 millimeters. There were reports of people being trapped in at least seven villages. A dike breach was also spotted in Huadong township.

More than 200 armed police officers and flood rescuers have been dispatched.

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